Playing a sport such as hockey is an expensive activity. The cost of purchasing the necessary protective equipment, paying the fees associated with joining a league, attending out of town games and weekend tournaments, networning with family and friends after a game can add up very quickly and most importantly the number of coffees that you purchase from Timmy's pre and post game add up very quickly.

We at Bench the Stench understand this, as we currently are very active hockey players (3 to 5 times per week most of the year) and have been playing for more than 150 years collectively. As players we understand the investment and sacrifices that are made by parents, family and friends when a someone close is actively involved in a sport such as hockey.

As active players we are cognisant of the importance of properly maintaining our hockey equipment. For this reason we have been working at developing a variety of products to maintain and extend the life of our protective gear. Most equipment is replaced much earlier than it needs to be, mostly because the equipment is left to dry in a sports bag, remaining wet or damp and quickly developing an odour that everyone around us (except fellow players) find very offensive. At Bench the Stench we have created a family of products that enable a player to properly store and dry their protective gear and extends its useful life.

We are sure that one of our Dry 'n Store products meets one or more of your sports equipment storage and drying needs.

A Good Solution: Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store System

A simple and organized system to maintain and keep your sports equipment dry between games and in the off-season

Ideal for the hockey player that is interested in caring for his protective gear. Exposing your protective gear to open air is good practice as it will allow the equipment to dry and reduce the potential of baterial growth and mould within the equipment. Best of all, your equipment is always dry and fresh for your next game.

Available in Black or White

 

The Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store System includes everything you need to properly care for your sports equipment. You can chose the wall mounting system that best meets your needs and for equipment storage and space. Select either a two bracket and a three bracket mounting kit, mount the brackets on a wall using the screws provided on a garage or basement wall, add a shelf to the top of the bracket, and finally attach the clip and hanger panel to the bottom of the shelf. The shelf is not included in the kit. This allows the owner to purchase locally a particle board shelf in the preferred length or reftrieve from hockey rinks old broken hockey sticks to make the shelf. The wall mounting brackets include cutouts to fit perfectly hockey stick shafts.

 

Two Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Systems to chose

System 1: Two Mount Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Kit

Kit Includes the following:

  • two wall mounting brackets with six (6) wood screws to secure mounts to a wall
  • one top plate with nine (9) pre-drilled mounting holes and mounting screws to secure the top plate to the shelf attached to the top of the wall brackets
  • top panel includes thirteen (13) clips and one (1) hanger to secure the hockey protective gear for air drying and storing between games
    • skate support requires two (2) clips/skate
    • three clips required to hang pants
    • one clip required for each glove
    • one clip required for each elbow pad
    • one clip required for each shin pad
    • one hanger for the chest protector
    • player's helmet is placed on the shelf above the equipment to air dry

 

System 2: Three Mount Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Kit

Kit Includes the following:

  • three wall mounting brackets with six (9) wood screws to secure mounts to a wall
  • one top plate with nine (9) pre-drilled mounting holes and mounting screws to secure the top plate to the shelf attached to the top of the wall brackets
  • top panel includes thirteen (13) clips and one (1) hanger to secure the hockey protective gear for air drying and storing between games
    • skate support requires two (2) clips/skate
    • three clips required to hang pants
    • one clip required for each glove
    • one clip required for each elbow pad
    • one clip required for each shin pad
    • one hanger for the chest protector
    • player's helmet is placed on the shelf above the equipment to air dry
    • Extra wall mounting bracket provides the opportunity to add a short length of hockey stick to one side to hang that require hangers (i.e. sweaters)

 

A Better Solution: Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Carry Bag System

The most innovative sports equipment bag available - Carry your hockey equipment to and from your game and hang the equipment to dry without ever having to unpack it...

Ideal for the hockey player that is interested in playing with fresh and dry equipment each and every game. Exposing your protective gear to open air is good practice as it allows the equipment to dry thus reducing the potential of baterial growth and mould within the equipment. Best of all, your equipment never has to exit the sports bag to hung to dry.

Specifications:

  • Spacious Storage - Height: 24 inches / 30 cms, 28 inches / 71 cms, Depth 18 inches / 46 cms
  • Includes two (2) hanging clamps to store carry bag on any closet type bar
  • Constructed of high quality moisture proof vinyl
  • Heavy Duty industrial zipper
  • Available in Black,Red and Blue

Available in two models

  1. A Mobile Carry / Hanging Sports Equipment Bag
  2. A Mobile Carry / Back Pack Sports Equipment Bag
  3. A Mobile Carry / Hanging Sports Equipment Bag with Integrated Trolley Wheels and Telescoping Handle

Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Carry Bag

The Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Carry bag functions much like any hockey sport bag. The shape of the bag is different but the space provided is more than ample to meet the needs of the sports gear you bring to your game. The major difference is that the equipment is not just thrown into the bag, it is actually strategically clipped into place using specially designed hardware. All protective gear when stored using the hardware before and after any game allows the user to zip the bag closed, unhang the gear from its mounting place in the home and take it to the game and upon their return, they bag is rehung and unzipped to expose the equipment to the open air to dry. The Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Carry Bag includes the following features:

  • skate support using two (2) clips/skate
  • three clips to hang a pair of hockey pants
  • one clip for each glove
  • one clip for each elbow pad
  • one clip for each shin pad
  • one hanger for the chest protector
  • an 8 inch / 25 cms x 18 inch / 45 cms accessories pocket to store items such as extra laces, stick tape and wax, shin pad tape, etc..
  • a 22 inch / 55 cms x 18 inch / 46 cms removable floor mat

Mobile Back Pack Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Bag

The Mobile Back Pack Open Air Sports Equipment Carry bag functions much like any hockey sport bag however, with a bonus feature - it is a back pack version of the popular sports bag. The shape of the bag is different but the space provided is more than ample to meet the needs of the sports gear you bring to your game. The major difference is that the equipment is not just thrown into the bag, it is actually strategically clipped into place using specially designed hardware. All protective gear when stored using the hardware before and after any game allows the user to zip the bag closed, unhang the gear from its mounting place in the home and take it to the game and upon their return, they bag is rehung and unzipped to expose the equipment to the open air to dry. The Mobile Back Back Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Carry Bag includes the following features:

  • integrated shoulder straps that evenly spread out the weight load while carrying
  • skate support using two (2) clips/skate
  • three clips to hang a pair of hockey pants
  • one clip for each glove
  • one clip for each elbow pad
  • one clip for each shin pad
  • one hanger for the chest protector
  • an 8 inch / 25 cms x 18 inch / 45 cms accessories pocket to store items such as extra laces, stick tape and wax, shin pad tape, etc..
  • a 22 inch / 55 cms x 18 inch / 46 cms removable floor mat

Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Carry Bag with Integrated Trolley Wheels and Telescoping Handle

The Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Carry Bag with Integrated Trolley Wheels and Telescoping Handle functions much like any hockey sport bag. The shape of the bag is different but the space provided is more than ample to meet the needs of the sports gear you bring to your game. The major difference is that the equipment is not just thrown into the bag, it is actually strategically clipped into place using specially designed hardware. All protective gear when stored using the hardware before and after any game allows the user to zip the bag closed, unhang the gear from its mounting place in the home and take it to the game and upon their return, they bag is rehung and unzipped to expose the equipment to the open air to dry. The Mobile Open Air Sports Equipment Dry 'n Store Carry Bag with Integrated Trolley Wheels and Telescoping Handle includes the following features:

  • two (2) low resistance and low profile wheels
  • Integrated trolley handle extends to 48 inches / 121 cms
  • skate support using two (2) clips/skate
  • three clips to hang a pair of hockey pants
  • one clip for each glove
  • one clip for each elbow pad
  • one clip for each shin pad
  • one hanger for the chest protector
  • an 8 inch / 25 cms x 18 inch / 45 cms accessories pocket to store items such as extra laces, stick tape and wax, shin pad tape, etc..
  • a 22 inch / 55 cms x 18 inch / 46 cms removable floor mat

The Ultimate Solution: The Bench the Stench Dry 'n Store Closet

No more cold and damp hockey equipment.No more piles of smelly pads and skates stinking up your basement, garage or closet.

  • Just hang your equipment on the specially designed hangers and hooks.
  • Zip up the closet and turn on the whisper-quiet drying/filtration system.
  • Warm ambient air is pulled into the closet, drawing out moisture and odour through an activated charcoal filter. The refreshed and deodorized air is exhausted back into the room, safe for noses everywhere.
  • In just 3 to 4 hours, cold, wet, unsanitary equipment turns into warm and dry equipment, ready for play.
  • Portable travel and goalie models also available.
  • Available in colours: Black, Red and Blue

 

The Bench the Stench Dry 'n Store Closet has been created and made available in three distinct models:

 

  1. Our unique Portable Closet, the model that established Bench the Stench as the unique Dry 'n Store product for sports equipment
  2. The classic Standalone Closet, a model that can be installed permanently anywhere in the home 
  3. The most versatile Combo Closet, the most versatile sports equipm,ent drying and storage system on the market. It can be permanently kept in a home during a season of play, and it easily folds into own carry bag and taken along to out of town games.

The Portable: Bench the Stench Portable Dry 'n Store Closet

The Portable Bench the Stench closet has been created to enable a player that spends a great deal of time travelling from one town to another to play their beloved game of hockey. They spend a great deal of time with their equipment in their room and do not want to be exposed to the stench emanating from their sports equipment as it dries. It sets up easily and quickly in any household or hotel closet, attach your sports equipment in the closet, zip it closed and turn on the air circulation system. Your equipment will dry while most of the odour causing bacteria is trapped in the charcoal filter. Moist, clean air is then vented into the room and in 3 - 4 hours, your sports gear is dry and refreshed.

The Bench the Stench Portable Dry 'n Store Closet product attributes are:

  1. Neatly packaged in its own storage bag
  2. All the necessary hardware to easily hang the hockey protective gear including skates and insoles
  3. No tools or specialty equipment required for assembly - simply pull out the bag from its carrying case and hook onto a closet rod
  4. Spacious storage - Height: 54 inches / 137 cms, Width: 28 inches / 71 cms, Depth: 18 inches / 46 cms
  5. Constructed of high quality moisture proof vinyl
  6. Heavy Duty industrial zipper
  7. Total Weight (without equipment): 15 lbs / 6.8 kgs

 

Includes air circulation/filtration system

  1. Air Flow: 70 cfm
  2. Electrical: 120 volts / 60 hertz
  3. Power Consumption: 49 Watts
  4. Noise: 4.0 Sone
  5. Speed: 1680 RPM
  6. Replaceable Charcoal Filter

The Classic: Bench the Stench Standalone Dry 'n Store Closet

The Standalone Bench the Stench closet has been created to provide a user with the flexibility of assembling and locating the closet anywhere in a household (any warm room, basement or existing closet) and the optimum drying and storage capbility. It sets up easily and quickly, setup your sports equipment in the closet, zip it closed, turn on the air circulation system. Your equipment will dry while most of the odour causing bacteria is trapped in the charcoal filter. Moist, clean air is then vented into the room and in 3 - 4 hours, your sports gear is dry and refreshed.

The Bench the Stench Standalone Dry 'n Store Closet product attributes are:

  1. Includes four (4) support poles and four (4) closet feet provide a secure and stable closet setup
  2. All the necessary hardware to easily hang the hockey protective gear including skates and insoles
  3. No tools or specialty equipment required for assembly - simply pull out the bag from its carrying case and insert the support poles
  4. Spacious storage - Height: 54 inches / 137 cms, Width: 28 inches / 71 cms, Depth: 18 inches / 46 cms
  5. Constructed of high quality moisture proof vinyl
  6. Heavy Duty industrial zipper
  7. Total Weight (without equipment): 15 lbs / 6.8 kgs

 

Includes air circulation/filtration system

  1. Air Flow: 70 cfm
  2. Electrical: 120 volts / 60 hertz
  3. Power Consumption: 49 Watts
  4. Noise: 4.0 Sone
  5. Speed: 1680 RPM
  6. Replaceable Charcoal Filter

The Versatile: Bench the Stench Combo Dry 'n Store Closet

The Combo Bench the Stench closet has been created to capture the best of the standalone and the portable closet features in one unique package. It enables a player that plays most of his games locally to set up the closet as a permanent drying and storage system, however whenever necessary, the closet can be easily folded back into a travel bag and taken along on road games.

The Bench the Stench Combo Dry 'n Store Closet product attributes are:

  1. Neatly packaged in its own storage bag
  2. Includes four (4) support poles and four (4) closet feet to secure and stabilize the closet when set up permanentlyin the home
  3. All the necessary hardware to easily hang the hockey protective gear including skates and insoles
  4. No tools or specialty equipment required for assembly - simply pull out the bag from its carrying case and hook onto a closet rod
  5. Spacious storage - Height: 54 inches / 137 cms, Width: 28 inches / 71 cms, Depth: 18 inches / 46 cms
  6. Constructed of high quality moisture proof vinyl
  7. Heavy Duty industrial zipper
  8. Total Weight (without equipment): 15 lbs / 6.8 kgs

 

Includes air circulation/filtration system

  1. Air Flow: 70 cfm
  2. Electrical: 120 volts / 60 hertz
  3. Power Consumption: 49 Watts
  4. Noise: 4.0 Sone
  5. Speed: 1680 RPM
  6. Replaceable Charcoal Filter

DIY Sports Equipment Center - Using 2/3 BtS Wall Mount Brackets

The Bench the Stench (BtS) wall mount brackets have been designed specificaly to provide the best Dry 'n Store experience for your sports protective gear. The product uses three (3) wall mount screws that screw securely into the wall studs to provide optimum strength and support. The top of the bracket has been knotched to fit seven (7) hockey stick shafts, or wood, melamine or wire shelves, all of which are availbable from a local home building supply store. Picture above shows three (3) variations using hockey sticks to create a sports equipment storage centre.

The top of the bracket is 17 inches/42.5 cms wide, providing ample area to mount a wide shelf to store sports equipment and accessories above the bracket. In addition, the bracket has a 1.25 inch/2.80 cm hole in the centre of the bracket to slide in a closet rod or if you want to maintain a hockey theme, a hockey stick can be slid into the holes to act as a closet rod support for your Bench the Stench Sports Equipment bag and/or the Bench the Stench Dry 'n Store Closet system.

Online Price:

  1. Two (2) BtS Wall Mount Bracket Kit  
  2. Three (3) BtS Wall Mount Bracket Kit 

How's this for a novel idea...

Using 2 or more of the wall mount brackets, an assortment of broken or outgrown hockey sticks (or professional player label sticks), and a sheet of plexi-glass cut to size (optional) you can create a unique award shelf to display the awards earned by your son or daughter.

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